New Orleans Hornets
Hornets Believe in living every day with passion, working toward a purpose and remaining full of pride for New Orleans. Hornets Believe in education and ensuring our children have a safe place to play. Hornets Believe in our future and remain committed to our community’s revitalization. Hornets Believe compassion can change lives. Hornets Believe in creating fun, exciting memories that will last a lifetime. Hornets Believe in making dreams come true.

TEAM PROGRAMS
Following the devastation in the Gulf Coast region caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Hornets established the Hoops for Homes Program to assist their community in the recovery efforts in the New Orleans metropolitan area. It became apparent that providing housing and rebuilding homes would be the most significant issues.
The New Orleans Hornets Bookmobile, presented by Best Western, is an exciting library-on-wheels that distributes free books to students at local schools and community events in the New Orleans metropolitan area. In the past two seasons, the Bookmobile has distributed more than 90,000 free books.
The George Shinn Foundation, Inc. is a charitable, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving individual’s lives through community initiatives which promote families, education, health and spiritual wellness while advocating volunteer participation.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Chris Paul
A Community Assist Award winner in September 2008, Paul works with Habitat for Humanity and Feed the Children for a number of events over the years in New Orleans and Winston-Salem, N.C.
Peja Stojakovic
In May 2008, Stojakovic provided mobility assistance to more than 180 disabled people in Thessaloniki, Greece (in partnership with the International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC).